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This cross-party debate, hosted by Bright Blue and IPPR, will focus on Britain’s infrastructure.

The next government’s decisions about HS2, other rail networks, airport expansion and communications infrastructure will have important implications for Britain’s economic competitiveness which must be balanced against fiscal and environmental costs. This high-profile event will define the contours of the debate on infrastructure before the election campaign and set out priorities for the next five years of government.

Speakers include Lord Michael Heseltine (Former Deputy Prime Minister), Chris Leslie MP (Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury), Amelia Womack (Deputy Leader of the Green Party), UKIP spokesperson (invited), Liberal Democrat spokesperson (invited), Anushka Asthana, (Political Correspondent, Sky News) (Chair)

Date: Wednesday 25th February 2015, 15:00-17.00

Venue: The Association of British Insurers (ABI), 51 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HQ

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